Kelli grew up in Gresham, Oregon. She moved to the St. Helens area in 2005. She has spent many years raising and showing Persians. Eventually her entire family has become very passionate about showing Persians. Her love for animals and being able to help keep them healthy led her to becoming a Veterinary Technician. She did her internship for Carrington College at Midway and then got hired as a permanent employee.